The “Art Is Ageless”™ Contest and Exhibit showcases the artistic talents of older Texans from LeadingAge Texas communities across the state. The exhibit and awards ceremony, along with the LeadingAge Texas Annual Meeting and Trade Show, take place annually in May, which has been designated as Older Americans Month since 1963. 2014 marks the 24th year of LeadingAge Texas’ “Art Is Ageless” program which features some of the most impressive works of art to date. The place winners and finalists were selected from over 200 entries in Visual Arts and 40 entries in Writing and the new Music category. The judges, comprised of artists, authors, and other experts in their respective fields, praised the broad array of talent displayed by this year’s participants and expressed their admiration for the creativity and obvious dedication demonstrated by each of the entries.
After 55 years of marriage, and now a widow for 10 years, Betty volunteers in programs for the mentally ill and pursues interests in quilting, fiber arts, and beading through several related organizations.